Thursday, 19 February 2015

Butterflies

Hope you're all well today and ready for the latest challenge over at MAWTT.  This week it's Wendy in charge, and she has gone with

Butterflies in Pink or Lilac

Now as soon as I saw the theme, I grabbed my Ooh La La - Shawn Jenkins CD as I knew it had the perfect file on it.  Papers and image all came from the CD and here is my card;




Challenges;
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with sentiment
Come and Get It - Birthdays
CD Sunday - Floral Frenzie - maybe not a frenzie but there are little flowers and pearl flowers!
Lil Patch of crafty friends - anything goes
Pile it On  - Butterflies
The Corrosive Challenges - Things with wings - butterflies
Crafty Calender - Anything goes
Southern Girls - Winged things - butterflies
Jx




Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Big Birthdayzzzzz!

Today is a very special day, in a very special year!  It's Colin's 18th Birthday today...

Happy 18th Birthday Colin, hope you have a fantastic day!

... with more big birthdays to follow soon with me & my twin sis celebrating our 50th next month then Alan celebrating his 21st in October - we couldn't have planned that better if we'd tried!

Anyway, back to today and Colin's card and a favourite little digi of mine, my Digi Stamp Boutique beer tankard.  This time I've shrunk it to mini size and printed 18 (obviously), again, coloured them with Promarkers and added glossy accents for glass effect.

The card is then finished with a Budweiser bottle top and a sentiment.



Challenges;
Crafty Catz - For the boyz
Digi Stamp Boutique - February Challenge




Monday, 16 February 2015

Add Something Green

Morning all, and it's time for another new challenge over at Ooh La La.  Today Avril would like to see that you...

Add Something Green

to your creation.  In my case however I just made a green card!

I found a fantastic image on the Ooh La La - Boys to Men CD - It's called Sniff.  The file had all the co-ordinating papers I needed, so all I had to do was design and add a ribbon.

I also layered up a few sections to make the joke stand out!



Quite pleased with how this one turned out, so I think I'll make up a few more in a similar style using more of the Boys to Men funny images.  Jx

Challenges;
Crafty Catz - For the boys
As You Like It - CAS 0r Fussy - I'm defo on the side of CAS, don't like busy cards as much I'm more a plain Jane and CAS is defo more in keeping for male cards!
Throwback Thursday - Anything green
Simon Says Stamp - All creatures great & small - the bear!
Come and Get It - Birthdays
Jx






Saturday, 14 February 2015

Share The Love

This is a rare occasion - a new card on my blog that isn't DT work!  It is however to let you know of a little deal, which I though was rather nice... and rather than keep it all to myself I thought I'd share it with you and share my love for A Day For Daisies!

A Day For Daisies are currently running a promotion for valued customers whereby each month you get a $2 gift voucher to spend in store - that gives you a half price digi coming in at about £1.64 when I shopped, not bad eh!

To become a valued customer all you need to do is stop by their shop monthly to make a purchase. Downloading a freebie or using store credit also counts, so it's easy to qualify!

So obviously I made a little purchase to maintain my active customer status and so receive another $2 coupon for next month!

This month I chose this gorgeous hedgehog stamp called "Love Hurts" - how could I resist him, remember my month of the hedgehog last year!


The papers today are LOTV and the colouring by Promarker.

Challenges; (Think I've missed quite a few of the ones I'd aimed for!)
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Love is in the air
Fussy & Fancy - It's all about love
Wags n Whiskers - For someone you love
Crafters Cafe - Hearts
Crafting for All Seasons - Have a heart
Simon Says Stamp - All Creatures Great & Small
Passion for Promarkers - To someone I love
Crafty Cardmakers - Love

Jx

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Pastels

Challenge time again over at MAWTT, and today Hazel has chosen

Pastels

as the theme.  Now for some strange reason I keep thinking of fruit pastels, but I've a feeling that may not be the path she wants us to follow!!!

Instead I'm thinking pale colours, so it's an ivory lily I share with you today set on lovely Bo Bunny - Primrose Collection papers.  Nothing too fancy about todays card - but that's kinda how I like them!  Oh, and did I mention my new stitched dies from the fab Simon Says Stamp - Got them at Christmas (Thanks Mam & Dad x) - love them already and this is their first use!

Sorry about photo - Winter light is****e!
Challenges;
Allsorts - Flower Power
Crafty Catz - Stitching - real or faux - stitched dies
Polka Doodles - Flower Power
Clear it Out - Anything goes - Nothing new here. Last years papers & an even older stamp
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes

Monday, 2 February 2015

Love

With Valentines Day just around the corner, it's not a surprise that the latest challenge theme over at Ooh La La has been set as...

Love

by the lovely Anne!

So having sifted through a variety of files and papers, I eventually decided on this Love file from the Shawn Jenkins Collection CD.



It's a simple layered card finished off with a ribbon and a heart button and I think I know who will be getting it!

Challenges;
A Gem of A Challenge - Lots of Layers
Di's Digi Designs - Include a heart - Wooden heart button
Sweet Stampin - Love
Wags N Whiskers - Hearts - button
Winter Wonderland - Lots of Layers

The Shawn Jenkins Collection - CD Available here


Wednesday, 28 January 2015

DT Call

 We are looking for some New Design Team Members. 

If you would like to join our Friendly team can you say YES to the Questions Below??????

Can you work well in a Team?

Can you make a Card/Project once a fortnight for the challenge?

Can you Comment on a set amount of entries every fortnight?

Can you host a Challenge once every 6 months?  (This means choosing a theme and writing the blog post for the challenge that week)

If you are interested email me (Hazel) at didosdesigns@yahoo.com with Design Team Call in the Subject Line.

In your email can you show me 1 of your favorite makes, your blog address and WHY we should pick you to be in the Team. 

The DT Call is open until 2nd February 2015. We will let everyone know if they have been successful by 5th Feb. 

Good Luck

This is the post from the MAWTT blog and I just want to add that this is the friendliest most fun DT I've been on and one that I will never leave - unless they kick me off, lol! Jx

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Button It

Today sees the start of the new challenge year over at MAWTT and this week it's Debs who's hosting, she's picked

Button It

So after starting off with the intention of making a baby card, I coloured my image, picked my papers then die cut said image's ear off - so that was that!

Card 2 involved using a sentiment stamp from Bugaboo, some brown card and some buttons obviously!

The result was...


Challenges;
Top Tip Tuesday - Something new - a new Bugaboo image, well new to me!
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Heart - in kraft
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Button it
Jx